Saturday, July 27, 2013

A Colorful Summer *

* No compensation was received for this post. Crayola provided information for the post, a gift pack for my family and one for the giveaway. All opinions expressed are entirely my own or that of my family.
As a mom, in today's world, I am so glad for the simple things...a box of crayons, water colors, sidewalk chalk. It is so nice to watch the kids be creative and express themselves...and to spend hours busy entertaining themselves with the favorites of my own childhood. Not that I let my kids spend a lot of time on the computer, iPod, iPad or watching TV, but some days it sure feels like that is the primary source of entertainment and that is why it is so refreshing to watch them color and create.

There is just something so inviting about a blank concrete driveway when you have a pack of sidewalk chalk. There is something about having such a large canvas to color on. At our house, we tend to draw rainbows, sunshine, our names and roadways. I love when they make roadways and then grab their scooters to travel the routes that they drew...and the stories about how when you get to the dead end your scooter flies to the other side of the pathway and reenters.
I think as a mom, one of my favorite new products from recent years is Color Wonder...I love that I don't have to worry about colors winding up on all sorts of other surfaces in my house, with the special Color Wonder markers, the color only shows up on the Color Wonder paper. That is pretty awesome! I am really excited about their new Color Wonder Glitter Paper and Markers. My daughter absolutely loves glitter, but it seems that we get glitter everywhere...whether from a craft or a new shirt that glitters. It can be a pain to clean up, so knowing that this product gives her the glitter effects with no glitter mess is a good thing in my book.

Their Color Wonder Mini Stow and Go is perfect for entertaining the kids on the go. The container has space to securely store 6 Color Wonder markers and a small pad of paper. It comes with three markers, but we filled ours with some of our other markers...to give us the most variety when we are coloring on the go. The small paper pad it comes with is plain color wonder paper, allowing the kids to use their imagination to color whatever comes to mind. The container makes a perfect writing surface for them in the car...fitting easily in their small laps.

Here is some information about some of their exciting new summer products:
Washable Sidewalk Chalk:

*A standout from the crowd -- it’s the first sidewalk chalk featuring 48 classic Crayola crayon colors! And that’s not all - the chalk is also bolder and more vibrant than ever.
*With so many colors to choose from, kids can let their imaginations run wild to create beautiful masterpieces that may include “carnation pink” flowers, “sepia” colored tree trunks, “granny smith apple” turtles or “scarlet” colored lady bugs.
*A new anti-roll shape prevents chalk from rolling away and the wide sides allow kids to draw thick lines.
*Parents will appreciate that the chalk is washable from sidewalks and driveways - simply spray away with water!

Color Wonder Mini Stow and Go:

• Mess-free fun hits the road with Crayola Wonder Mini Stow and Go!
• The Color Wonder Mini Stow & Go gives you a portable writing surface and storage for your creations and markers.
• Markers color only on special paper and not on skin, furniture or carpets!
• Each pack includes a 15-page mini Color Wonder Coloring Pad and 3 Color Wonder Markers

Color Wonder Mess-Free Glitter Paper and Markers:


* Crayola’s new Color Wonder Glitter Paper is full of glittery fun but without the mess, since the glitter effects are in the paper.
* Kids can create dazzling, sparkly masterpieces with their favorite Disney Princesses and Fairies.
* With Crayola’s Color Wonder system, parents can rest easy since the mess-free Color Wonder markers will only appear on the special Color Wonder paper – not on skin, clothing, walls or furniture.
* Kids can color and watch in awe as hidden images magically appear on the glittery paper.


Giveaway!

Crayola has offered to send one A Busy Mom of Two reader a Crayola Summer Gift Pack.
The gift pack will include:
(1) Pack of Washable Sidewalk Chalk
(1) Color Wonder Mini Stow and Go
(1) Color Wonder Mess-Free Glitter Paper and Markers

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Giveaway will remain open through August 16th. Giveaway is open to residents of the US only. Winners will be selected through Rafflecopter. The winners will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

No compensation was received for this post. Crayola provided information for the post, a gift pack for my family and one for the giveaway. All opinions expressed are entirely my own or that of my family.

64 comments:

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

I like the Dry-Erase Marker Board Set

Madonna said...

I love the air dry clay. I like the Crayola website because they have coloring pages you can print out and great craft ideas.

Mami2jcn said...

My daughter loves the Crayola Color Wonder pads, especially the Disney Princess ones.

Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

Carrie Phelps said...

We would have so much fun with the Color Explosion Glow Board!

Sylvia said...

I like the 3D Activity Chalk Kit - Underwater Adventure

kellyr78 said...

I would like the 3D Activity Chalk Kit - Jungle Safari for my kids
kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

noreen said...

The air dry clay

vikising said...

The catwalk creations. My daughter is really into designing clothes right now.

Katherine Donovan said...

The Presto Dots Ice Cream Cone looks like such fun to make!! I would love to do these with my grandson

donovandiva61269@aol.com

One Frugal Girl said...

Dry-Erase products are my favorite. Let them get messy and then wipe the mess away. What could be better?
onefrugalgirl AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I love all the color wonder things.

Emily
Emilyannogle@yahoo.com

katychick said...

my kids would love the outdoor bubble machine- thanks
tcogbill at live dot com

Joyce-Ellen H said...

the 3-d stuff looks pretty fun!

Anonymous said...

from brynne

Dry erase is always a winner. And easy to clean!

Lori Sifuentes said...

I like the bubble machine.

one frugal lady said...

I love the color wonder products!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

Ryan said...

The kids would like the stamp set!

Natalie F said...

My kids would like the "Color-Fillz™ Mosaic Art - Disney Cars"

Anonymous said...

The catwalk creations have been a hit for us.

rafflecopter: Amanda

MKB said...

The 3D chalk looks great! All of my kids would like it!!!

Bincy Varghese said...

I would love to try the Color Wonder Floor Puzzle. My toddler is really into puzzles and coloring now!

Anonymous said...

I really love the Outdoor Colored Bubbles!

- Laura
Sinister.Laura@yahoo.ca

Gina Wildorchid said...

The Wild Notes notebooks look great too!

Entered the rafflecopter as "Wild orchid"

Thanks for the chance to win!
wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

Hayley Neal said...

love crayola wonder!

cindy said...

I like the colored bubbles

cheryla lister said...

Jungle Safari 3D Chalk Set

Rochel S said...

My kids would love the Rainbow Rake

pookiecat123 said...

my grandsons love chalk
Judy S
pookiecat123 at yahoo dot com

Derrick Johnson said...

My niece would love this prize!

Alexis Marlons said...

I love the washable coloring chalk. My kids love to draw on the streets.

Austin Baroudi said...

I'd love the Color Explosion Glow Dome!
mcfallsk8er(at)aim(dot)com

Rachel WifeThenMama said...

My First Crayola Mess-Free Fingerpaint and Paper would be great to try.

Unknown said...

I love the Crayola Site. I have a link to the coloring pages on my Pinterest. We need a Art Smock! Lol

r said...

bubble machine!!

Ken Ohl said...

love the dry erase marker board set. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Burning Moon said...

the Dry-Erase Marker Board Set

J. 76 said...

I like the washable finger paints, bold colors.

Thanks!
Jayme H.

Julia said...

Outdoor Colored Bubbles sound kind of silly but like a lot of fun.

Jodi Holmes said...

My kids would love the bubble machine.

Theresa said...

We would love to play with the Crayola color wonder pads

cc_girly(at)yahoo(dot)com

Dawn Monroe said...

I like the classic products and want to try the outside colored bubbles with the wand.

Kristie said...

I like lots of their products. I would like the Color N Sticker Disney Princess. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Chris Alejandro said...

I liked the Adventures In Color book! lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

Jennifer Bigerton said...

My kids would love the Color Explosion Glow Board

lisagee1234 said...

The Color Explosion Glow Dome is another thing my niece would really have fun with.

Busy Mama said...

My kids would like the sidewalk chalk rainbow rake.

Amanda Leach said...

Bubble machine!

Sandy VanHoey said...

I like their Color Explosion Glow Board

Freebie Seeking Momma said...

I like the bubble machine

Freebie Seeking Momma said...

I like the bubble machine

Nancy said...

The Window Crayons look like fun! http://www.crayola.com/products/window-crayons-product/

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Nancy said...

I am an email subscriber.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

missy schutz said...

My kids love to paint. I would love to get them the washable kids' paint.

Saver Sara said...

Color Wonder Coloring Pad and Markers, Disney/Pixar Toy Story

GeorgiaBeckman said...

OHHHH! I think my grandchildren would love the Artigamy Xtreme Coloring books!

Anonymous said...

The Color Explosion Glow Dome
rachel_demille at yahoo dot com

Katlyn said...

The bubble maker for sure!!

Gianna said...

Crayola crayon maker.

lisa l. said...

The air dry clay looks really neat. I love making things with the clay with my kids.

Cserafini said...

Outdoor colored bubbles

Jennifer Young said...

I'd love to share the 25-lb. Value Pack of Air-Dry Clay with my girls!

Teresa Thompson said...

Dry-Erase Marker Board Set

Michelle J. said...

I'm sure my kids would like it, too, but I'd love the dry erase set!

michedt said...

The crayola Catwalk Creations looks fun!